Sep 7, 2010 3:05am EDT
it will go ahead with it anyway. >>> investigators in west virginia are trying to figure out the cause of a fire which killed 27 race horses. four barns near the racetrack in charles town burned to the ground. workers described a frantic scene as they tried to pull horses to safety as the fire spread. they were able to save nearly 30 of the animals. >>> san francisco police have arrested a daredevil climber who managed to scale a 58-story downtown building. stuntman dan goodwin, also known as skyscraper man, managed to climb up the city's millennium tower and unfurl an american flag at the top. it took good conserve win about three hours to scale the 645-foot residential building. goodwin used suction cups, not ropes, for that big climb. >> nothing stopped him. >>> here's another impressive man. a southern california man is nurse something sore feet this morning after setting a new world record for running in the sand. >> christian burke began his trek in hermosa beach at noon on sunday and ran for 24 straight hours. his idea was to raise money for the town's cash-poor schools which fa
Sep 2, 2010 3:05am EDT
's not going to touch us, and within three hours it's right on >> reporter: north carolina, virginia, and maryland are all under states of emergency. fema is already shipping bottled water, generators and 300,000 meals to north carolina and massachusetts. cape cod is also in the path of earl and home to 500,000 summer residents. >> we could see watches and warnings continue to move up the east coast. that's why it's so important for residents to have evacuation plans ready to go if the evacuation orders are called for. >> reporter: the last time a hurricane posed such a threat to the east coast was in 1991, when hurricane bob caused an estimated $620 million in damage. t.j. winick, abc news, pine knoll shores, north carolina. >>> now to the path of hurricane earl, which is something much of the east coast is keeping a very close eye on. >> no doubt about that. accuweather's ava dinges is tracking the storm for us. good morning, ava. >> good morning, mike and rob. hurricane earl the first hurricane of the 2010 season to impact the east coast, right now a major hurricane as it continue
Sep 20, 2010 2:05am EDT
this plant in winchester, virginia, its last u.s. factory producing plain old incandescent lightbulbs. new energy standards will ought but ban the bulbs. most of which are made overseas. seems the invention that thomoh edison perfected 130 years ago is flickering and fading. >> this is edison's private experimental room at the laboratory. one of the things he was working on a lot in the late 1880s and early 1890s were ways of improving the electric lamp. >> reporter: edison historian paul israel says the great inventor would be torn about the change. >> on the one hand, he would have been disappointed. on the other hand, edison was always somebody kind of looking forward. one of the things he was always very interested in was more efficient ways to generate electricity. so he would have seen that as the future. >> reporter: the incandescent bulb might be edison's most important innovation. notorious for getting by on a few hours' sleep, he wanted to transform the world into a 24-hour culture by lighting up the night. but the old incandescent bulb is inefficient. compact fluorescents use ne
Sep 15, 2010 2:05am PDT
. >>> in charlottesville, virginia, thomas jefferson is getting a bath. >> well, sort of. a bronze statue of jefferson at the university of virginia is being cleaned up. conservation experts have washed the founding father's statue with a mild detergent and then coated the statue with a specially made wax. >> they say that wax prevents corrosion and makes the bronze shine. school administrators admit jefferson was looking shabby and grubby. and the statue needed some repairs. it's time for a makeover because it's been there since 1918. cleaning it also gave them a chance to recast some of the items that have just disappeared over time. he used to have swords and a crown and scales of justice. swords, swords, i always say that word wrong. swords. and a scale of justice. they also said they can fix the marble base. so if you see it, you'll probably notice a few other things by his feet. >> t.j. looking good. more news after this. ♪ i turned to stone when you were gone ♪ he's single, he's great looking and i'm going to introduce you in two weeks. he's a dentist so whiten your teeth.